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Huawei Ranks No. 5 in U.S. Patents in Sign of Chinese Growth

  • IBM retained No. 1 position in getting U.S. patents last year
  • Huawei networking equipment is shut out of U.S. market

Huawei Technologies Co. is continuing to move up the list of companies getting the most U.S. patents, according to a new study of patenting activity that shows Chinese firms are increasingly responsible for a greater share of the world’s innovation.

Huawei received 2,770 U.S. patents last year, putting it at No. 5 behind perennial top patent-getter International Business Machines Corp. according to the study by Fairview Research’s IFI Claims Patent Services.